Tuesday, December 21, 2010

One Shot Wednesday.....


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THE RUBIYAT OF CHRISTMAS...
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Spirit of the Season, the sights and sounds
Joy to the World, good will abounds
Feliz Navidads, Joyeaux Noels
The feeling of Love, completely surrounds
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Spirit of the Season, a reason for Living
Spreading some Cheer, the beauty of Giving
Horse drawn sleighs, Jingle Bells
Rosy red cheeks, occassional sniffling
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Spirit of the Season, your Energy and Zeal
Wide-eyed Amazement, Your innocent Appeal
Delicious treats you can not resist
At least One day a year, a Family Meal
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Spirit of the Season, soon you'll be gone
Please don't abandon, the waitings too long
The Charm of the Holidays soon will be missed
Held close to your bosom, is where we belong
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This poem was done in the RUBIYAT format.
The rhyming scheme is....
.....a
.....a
.....b
.....a
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.....c
.....c
.....b
.....c
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If you have a short story, prose, or any poetry of any format.
On Wednesday post it on your blog, then go visit the very
talented crew at One Stop Poetry......HERE!
Link up, then go read some fantastic writing.
Happy Holidays Everybody......Galen

29 comments:

Eric Alder said...

Look at G-Man, flexing his poetic muscles! And in a seasonally-inspired manner too!

I say, well done sir!

Eric Alder said...

PS...

YAHTZEE!
(I think it's my first!)

G-Man said...

Check Bubba Out...

Brian Miller said...

nice g-man! i hope the spirit sticks around beyond the opening of the presents...your rocked this one G!

hedgewitch said...

I kept waiting for the snark...but sincerity ain't bad, once a year. And in rubaiyat form--didn't some Omar guy write one about wine and bread and singing and stuff? I feel incredibly cheery now.

moondustwriter said...

not only a well written Rubaiyat but beautifully told about the spirit of the season -A time of the year we can focus on family, friends be encircled in love

Thanks for the One Shot

Best to you and yours this Christmas

Monkey Man said...

How sophisticated of you. A real student of the game.

Me said...

A lovely poem, Galen. And fancy form, too. Look at you!

I showed up today, but cheater that I am, it's a repost...
x

Carrie Burtt said...

Such amazing form! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season! :-)

Jerry said...

Nicely done G. so filled with sentiment and form....thanks...Merry Christmas form Michigan.

Fireblossom said...

A very merry Christmas to you, G Man, and, er....55 more? :-)

Chris said...

A lovely seasonal piece! Good format choice, with a quality batch of rhymes. Happy holidays from a fellow Michigander! Hope the season treats you right.

Serena said...

Lovely rubaiyat, brother G. Santa will approve!

lime said...

aw, so sentimental. i mean that in a good way. you always impress, gman.

Millie said...

What a sentimental poem. Great to see this side of you! Mine is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/greatness/

KB said...

I'm impressed G. Wouldn't it be great if it felt like Christmas every day x

katrin said...

Hi Mr knowitall it's me!
And you are right again
I am not into Christmas this year, but your poem so sweet. I will hold it close to my bosom, i won't abandon.
Anyway that last sentence, what do you actually say, Christmas belongs there or... ahhh

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Dianne said...

wow, dr poet!
happy holidays, I'll be cheery next year, bah humbug.

Di

Yvonne Osborne said...

I like the challenge of structured poetry and always admire one who tackles difficult rhyme schemes. Good job! I've wanted to try the Wednesday thing. Merry Christmas to you!

the walking man said...

Flawless in it's technical merit.

dustus said...

Excellent use of form, and fitting for the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, GMan!

Dulce said...

You are really good at whatever you put yourself up to... G MAn
I wish you the best for this happy /sad days of Xmas
:)

Akelamalu said...

Hey get you clever man! I like it. :)

Claudia said...

nice galen - never heard about the RUBIYAT format - but def. like your christmas poem

...wonder if there will be a 55 round this friday..?

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

a wonderful share and a wonderful lesson...a nice change but hey...its christmas..thanks also for all your support of One Stop and have a great Christmas...cheers pete

Steve Isaak said...

Solid work, good use of structure/words.

kaykuala said...

A beautiful form of a poem. It captures well the spirit of Christmas

kkrige said...

Merry Christmas G! How very Christmasy of you. As I am reading this Wednesday and saw your portrait, I just have to say "I LOVE YOUR EARRINGS!" I think I have a pair exactly like them (minus the 55).